Saturday, March 27, 2010

Catfish McDaris - One Poem

Second Hand

Hiking, wearing my brother's
hand me downs, in the
Porcupine Mountains
along the Eel River, thinking
of the one that got away

Dreaming of cigarette
factory workers on a
street in Seville in
Bizet's Carmen

Smokers outside odalisques
polluting paranoia, a coyote
howl resembling human
laughter echoing off stone
wakes me abruptly.

Catfish McDaris has been swimming around the small press scene for 20 years. He has 12 toes, weighs 148lb, & recently swam Lake Michigan.

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